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  1. JenC

    Question Too Many Otos. How Many Do You Think Might Work In A 29g?

    Funny but I did! And it was yellow squash and they wouldn't touch it. Green zucchini good. Yellow squash apparently bad. File is too big for Fishlore. Will try again.
  2. JenC

    Question Too Many Otos. How Many Do You Think Might Work In A 29g?

    Right?!? My LFS will have them. They did initially suggest I was mistaken, that they were pleco fry, because otos don't often breed in captivity. I provided pics and they agreed they were otos but I don't want to sell them if I can keep them fed and happy.
  3. JenC

    Best Floating Plants With High Surface Tension

    Apologies for the late reply but you can probably keep any floating plants alive if you keep them out of direct contact with the spray bar. There are many ways to do this but I buy my plant guards from Han Aquatics. I did the airline, suction, string, whatever tries and they didn't work as well.
  4. JenC

    Algae Eater Questions

    Did you figure out the answer to this mystery? How are your tanks?
  5. JenC

    20 Gallon Tank How Many Phoenix Rasboras/chili Rasboras?

    Baby brine shrimp is delicious to micro rasboras. Make your own or buy them in frozen cubes as I did. They went nuts for it. What did you end up stocking?
  6. JenC

    Cats Litterbox Yuck

    I used clay clumping litters (Arm & Hammer Super Scoop) for years. I switched to World's Best (a corn litter) when my cat was a 15. It made a huge difference. It was so much better. Yes, it's more expensive per package but it lasts longer and you use less.
  7. JenC

    Question Too Many Otos. How Many Do You Think Might Work In A 29g?

    Quick update: They're all doing well in the 29g! Full bellies, taking over the tank and not at all intimidated by the barbs, tetras, and gourami. I counted maybe 25 huddled together during my last water change and some were certainly hidden in the plants so I think they're doing okay. I have a...
  8. JenC

    Best Floating Plants With High Surface Tension

    Can you explain what you mean by "high surface tension"?
  9. JenC

    Help Cracked Tank

    No. Your filter and media will handle the same bioload it was used to managing. It stayed wet and wasn't out of operation long. Bacteria is hardier than people give credit. @kmbeck was correct that you can stock now at the current level but the longer you wait the less it can manage. Bacteria...
  10. JenC

    Important How To Find The Baby Shrimp?

    Why are you trying to find them?
  11. JenC

    Non-dwarf Mass Gourami Illness At Lfs - Opinions?

    @PascalKrypt, what are your thoughts?
  12. JenC

    Help Female Pearl Goruami With Unknown Growths

    She is pretty. I recently got my first gourami - also a pearl - and they really are beautiful fish.
  13. JenC

    20 Gallon Tank How Many Phoenix Rasboras/chili Rasboras?

    In my opinion you could put a LOT of them in a 20g. Conservatively? 25-30. A 20g could hold more but if you're new to the hobby then that's the most I'd start with. It takes time and experience to get into tank maintenance routines, water parameter monitoring, learning to examine and watch...
  14. JenC

    Help Water Changes If Tap Water Different From Tank Ph

    Just out of curiosity - what do people typically do when their well water has such a low pH? Is that safe to drink and how does the plumbing handle it?
  15. JenC

    Algae Eater Questions

    I both love and hate mysteries like this. I hope someone else will brainstorm some ideas. I feel like we've covered the obvious possibilities. Outside of a murderous fish I'm not sure. The lethal fish may not eat the snails - they can just harass them to death.
  16. JenC

    Help Female Pearl Goruami With Unknown Growths

    Welcome to Fishlore. Diagnosing fish ailments is often tricky and you'll probably get differing opinions. That's good. The more people evaluating the situation and sharing ideas can help you research and come to your own conclusion. From my perspective it doesn't look like fin rot...
  17. JenC

    Algae Eater Questions

    If not copper or water parameters then maybe a difference in food availability or one of the fish in the big tank is a snail murderer? Some of them are...
  18. JenC

    Tank Went Toxic Fast

    I have no idea but I'm fascinated and following the thread...
  19. JenC

    Anyone Have Any Idea??

    Is it kind of brown and brushes off easily? How long has the tank been running?




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